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Facebook vs. Facebook Lite: The Fat and the Skinny

Facebook Lite is a new Facebook app that allows you to use social networking on both old and weak Wi-Fi input devices. Given the size of the official app, even those who don't have a low-end device already consider a tradeoff. But is it worth it? See the answer in our comparative.

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Facebook vs. Facebook Lite. / ANDROIDPIT

Facebook vs. Facebook Lite: Design and Interface

Overall, the line of sight has remained similar to facilitate immediate recognition, but the menu has some differences. For example, you cannot swipe between options on the bar (news feed, friend requests, notifications, etc.).

The various dynamic graphic levels, such as the well-known Material Design fluid transitions, are completely missing from Facebook Lite. The look of the pages is old-fashioned and simple, but that doesn't make it any less instinctive.

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The look of Facebook (left) is more sophisticated than that of Facebook Lite (right). / ANDROIDPIT
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<p>What caught my attention was Facebook Lite's load time: It is markedly slower than the original app, and the gagging is more constant. The automatic video playback function is absent, the images are smaller and with a lower resolution, and the experience somewhat impromptu for those who are used to the original application.</p>
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Facebook (left) is much heavier and consumes more features than Lite (right). / ANDROIDPIT
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<h2>Facebook vs. Facebook Lite: Functions</h2>
<p>The thinner version of FB also stripped the app of some functions. For example, news feed contents cannot be saved for later reading. In addition, Chatheads practices are missing as the app does not offer integration with Facebook Messenger.</p>
<p>New messages are marked with red numbers next to the message icon (in addition to push notifications). In multitasking, we are taken again Stone Age. This is the only way the app works on target devices: low-RAM input devices with internal memory.</p>
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It is still possible to change your location in status updates, but the check-in function at one location has been removed. In addition, the Latest Feeds option, where news feed posts are sorted chronologically, has also been deleted.

But the big downside of Facebook Lite is the way it handles photos. They cannot be increased or decreased as in the original app. Only a double click is possible for individual viewing, and the settings (including a zoom possibility) have been entered into a three-bar menu.

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In the example above it is not noticeable, but the photos in Facebook Lite (right) are shown with lower resolution. / ANDROIDPIT
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<p>Facebook Lite has advantages and disadvantages. He turns to users who are prepared to give up a full experience with the app, do not care about certain functions and do not mind viewing photos in a somewhat improvised manner. If you find the original Facebook application too heavy to save both RAM and internal memory and data volume, Lite is a valid option.</p>
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Have you tried the application? What did you think of him?

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